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Old 11th April 2005, 23:04   #61
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You should try the GIIIs. I can't compare them to the D2s since i haven't driven a Vtec with those on but, the GIII has given me a lot more than i'd expected.

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no shan2nu, i have driven on pirelli 5000s (dragos), Gsd2 and Gsd3s.... i found the pirelli 5000 the best, then Gsd3s and then the Gsd2s!! Not much to choose between the pirellis and Gsd3s though!! Both of them i think are equally good!
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AAH 78 - I'm surprised to learn that both your BMW and MERC have H rated tyres. Shouldn't they have been V and above? Afterall, both these cars can do well over 210kmph.

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they are the stock tires that came with these cars Shan2nu.
Z-rated tyres are available as optional but they're difficult to maintain, especially in new york where the roads are like mumbai's - full of potholes. speeding in new york is a luxury too as the roads are not as wide as in california or elsewhere.

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Old 11th April 2005, 23:23   #63
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5J R13 Aura

Apollo Amazer XL 165/60 tyres
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Old 25th April 2005, 17:11   #65
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Heh, heh, heh... I am finally ready to post in this thread...

14"x6J BSA Alloys
195/60R14 86H Yokohama AVS ES100 Tyres
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Old 26th April 2005, 10:34   #66
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Hey Samurai, You have a Petra right? Did you get the 98mm PCD wheels on BSA? or did you get the 100mm PCD ones and have it bored to 98mm
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Hey Samurai, You have a Petra right? Did you get the 98mm PCD wheels on BSA? or did you get the 100mm PCD ones and have it bored to 98mm
No, I just bought a new Baleno, the PCD is 100. I didn't have to change.
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Old 26th April 2005, 14:07   #68
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Oops I guess I broke protocol by not mentioning what Im running on

Car Petra 1.6
Tyre Federal FD1 195/60 R 14, H Rated Tubeless
Wheel Stock 14" * 5.5J Rims
done 15500 kms

Car Zen 1.0
Tyre Federal FD1 175/60 R 13, H Rated Tubeless
Wheel Stock Esteem Rims 13". Not sure of width, but my guess would be 4.5"
Done 18000+ kms

how are Federal tyres? Am very happy. have done obscene speeds in the rain and in gravel without s**tting my load :-)
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Last week I ugraded my tyres:

Car Fiat Siena 1.6
New tyres - Goodyear NCT3 185/65 R13 H rated Tubeless
(wanted NCT5 but they are 14" & upwards)
Old tyres - Bridgestone S322 175/70 T rated Tube type, done 40K KM
Rims - Stock 13" pressed steel (did not change)

Am quite excited about the NCT3s as compared to the S322s.. Rolling resistance & noise are significantly lesser and the car feels like its gliding.. Cornering is much better (and faster
Am yet to go out of town on these tyres. (Rahul - time for that drive)
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for indica V2

Bridgestone Potenza GIII 185/60 R13
on Aura 12 Spoke alloy wheels !!!


no pics yet, will be posting shortly,..
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Update : 185/70/13 Certis on the CRDi. Feels & rides much better.
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Apollo Acelere (H rated tubeless) 155/65 R13 on Wagon R
For all I know these certainly ride and handle better than the stock Bridgestone S322s.
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GoodYear Gt770+ Tubeless
185/70 R14 on Opel Astra
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Apollo Acelere (H rated tubeless) 155/65 R13 on Wagon R
For all I know these certainly ride and handle better than the stock Bridgestone S322s.

Hey SLK can u please put in more reviews on the apollo acelere....wanna know how the indian high performance tires are??
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Well, I donít really push my car too hard so I might not be the best person to comment on the peak performance, nevertheless following are my views while comparing these Apollo Aceleres to the Bridgestone S322s which I had before this.

Ride is a bit softer and smoother, though there is no noticeable difference in road noice.

Grip is certainly on the better side on the dry surfaces, Canít say much about the wet as I havenít been driving hard on the wet, though have driven at speeds around 100 in rains without any trouble.

Look-wise they are again better and look something like the Certis.

Overall feel is more confidence inspiring as there are less of those Automatic lane changes which happen in Wagon R due to wind, while going at good speeds, or while overtaking big vehicles at those speeds.

I havenít yet driven these tyres on the hills which I plan to do next month, then would be in a better position to comment as the Bridgestones used to screech quite a bit on those curves.
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